4 Star 88x31The Salmon Protection and Watershed Network – SPAWN – protects endangered, wild coho salmon and the forests and watersheds they need to survive in West Marin.  SPAWN was initiated as part of Turtle Island Restoration Network in 1997. We engage hundreds of people each year to see and learn about the majestic endangered salmon, restore watershed habitat, raise native redwood trees, and study salmon health. With the support of thousands of activists, we are also making strides towards fish-friendly development policies to help the salmon survive and thrive.  Join us today! Make a membership donation, take action and learn about volunteer opportunities!


Action & Events

Help Raise 10,000 Redwoods!

October 3, 2016

SPAWN needs your help to raise thousands of native redwood and other trees through our 10,000 Redwoods Project over the next three years. With your tax-deductible gift of $10 or more, you’ll Raise a...

Join our Coho Photo Campaign

October 2, 2015

Help us tell the Marin County Board of Supervisors to make salmon a priority and to take action before it is too late!

Buckeyes for Butterflies

November 5, 2016
10:00 AM
November 5, 2016
02:00 PM
Turtle Island Restoration Network Headquarters

Join SPAWN for a fun workshop on native plant propagation. We will collect and plant seeds for easy-to-propagate native trees such as Buckeyes and Oaks, do cuttings of a variety of native pl


Giving Tuesday is November 29th!

October 24, 2016

What is Giving Tuesday? #GivingTuesday™ (#GT) is a movement created to celebrate giving on the Tuesday  following Cyber Monday. The fifth annual Gi...

Why I Give Monthly: In the Words of Donors

October 20, 2016

In the words of the people who support Turtle Island’s vision to protect animals and fight against extinction. Turtle Island Restoration Network pro...

Native Plant Seed Collection

October 25, 2016

The SPAWN team collected more than 10 pounds of grass seed as well as seeds from about 50 different species of plants from diverse habitats throughout...

Salmon Resources